Sunday, January 7, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday

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Cold and frosty weather today, - 6°C around noon, when I took me, my shadow and my camera out for a walk. It’s been a while since any of us saw the sun; maybe that’s why I had such a loooong shadow, too?

Last night before I went to bed, I also noticed that I could see the stars in the sky from my balcony, which is even more rare in the city. I turned the camera towards the sky. On the screen, I could not see anything but black. But I pressed the button anyway…

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Then, on the computer, I used the Picasa auto contrast + some extra shadow, and got this:

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To which I can only say “wow”.

Now, of course, I’m wondering if you are able to also see the same on your computer screen as what I see on mine. I.e. more stars than I can count… And proof, I guess, that my camera sees more than I can see with my bare eye (and glasses)…


Shadow Shot Sunday 2

SkyWatch Friday

16 comments:

  1. Oh my GOSH! This truly is amazing! I have never seen anything like it on any blog. They have said there are more stars in the sky than we can imagine. More than all the grains of sand in all the beaches in the world. And you just proved it!

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    1. Ginny, I do know all this in theory, but in the city, with all the artificial lights on the ground, even on a clear night we really only see very few stars... And I have to admit it never struck me until now, that a pretty ordinary camera might be able to see more...

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  2. You really amplified the beauty of the star shot. Wonderful,

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. I see zillions of stars, so I am thinking I am seeing what you are seeing. the camera does see details that are dark to us. amazing photos and i love your long and skinny shadow ..

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  4. fabulous! I will have to try this also! Cheers!

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  5. Oh wow, I am constantly surprised at how capable our cameras are. I love how you experimented to unlock the image.

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    1. Thanks Yogi. I bought this camera last spring and it's really only just recently that I discovered how very good it is at "seeing in the dark"!

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  6. Wow indeed!!!
    Orion is, by the way, my favourite constellation. When I see him, I greet him like an old friend, even though of course I know "he" is not a he at all and couldn't care less about little old me on this tiny planet.

    We've been having dense grey skies for days on end, with only a short sunny spell on Saturday afternoon, which of course we used for a walk. Now we're back to grey, which somehow suits the beginning of the working year for me... (Don't get me wrong, I like work, but I'd have loved to go for walks or hikes some more during the two weeks I had off.)

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    1. Meike, I have to admit I'm lost when it comes to recognizing (naming) star constellations. Having lived with streetlights all my life, I've only rarely had opportunity to watch really starry skies in all their glory.

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  7. That's quite an enhancement! Beautifully clear too. There is so much more out there than we can imagine.

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    1. With the auto-contrast only (in Picasa editing), it was actually a surprisingly colourful universe... I used extra shadow to get the background back to the dark blue that more resembles what we're used to seeing, but still showing off the more distant points of light :)

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